Five Teams in Action at Two Meets as 2019 Season of Women's #ASUNXC Continued

Five Teams in Action at Two Meets as 2019 Season of Women's #ASUNXC Continued

Women's Cross Country Schedule


ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU, Jacksonville and North Florida participated in the Mountain Dew Invitational while Lipscomb and Kennesaw State ran the Commodore Classic in this past weekend's ASUN Women's Cross Country action.

In their first race of the 2019 season, the Dolphins were led in the field of 35 teams by sophomore Hayleigh Palotti who finished third in the Mountain Dew 5K with a time of 18:10.3. The Ospreys had a third-place finish as a team with three runners crossing the finish line in the top-25: Camryn Cooney (18:40.9, 12th), Grace Gumpel (18:51.9, 18th) and Raquel Lespasio (18:57.0, 23rd). FGCU placed 16th as a team and were paced by Gianna Citarella who finished with her season-best 5K time (19:51.5).

Mountain Dew Invitational 5K: Top Performers
3. Hayleigh Palotti, Jacksonville - 18:10.3
12. Camryn Cooney, North Florida - 18:40.9
18. Grace Gumpel, North Florida - 18:51.9
23. Raquel Lespasio, North Florida - 18:57.0
36. Tina Cesnik, North Florida - 19:18.7
52. Sadie McLaughlin, North Florida - 19:38.5
69. Magnolia Lake, North Florida - 19:49.6
72. Gianna Citarella, FGCU - 19:51.5

Senior Brooke Kingma paced the Bisons and finished 22nd out of 192 runners to lead the team to a 10th-place finish. The Owls took 14th place and were led by sophomore Katie Meyer for the second consecutive meet. KSU is in action again on Oct. 5th in Louisville, Ky., at the Greater Louisville Classic. Lipscomb is splitting up their team on Oct. 5th to run at the Foothills Invite in Jacksonville, Ala., and the Greater Louisville Classic.

Commodore Classic 6K: Top Performers
22. Brooke Kingma, Lipscomb - 21:59.5
32. Lauren Flynt, Lipscomb - 22:13.9
46. Hannah Owens, Lipscomb - 22:31.2
55. Katie Meyer, Kennesaw State - 22:36.9
89. Grace Lahey, Lipscomb - 23:07.2
93. Sarah Hendrick, Kennesaw State - 23:15.5

Upcoming Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 21st
Jacksonville at Asics Embry-Riddle Classic - Daytona Beach, Fla.
North Alabama at John McNichols Invitational - Terre Haute, Ind.

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